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Safe office environments make for happy workers

By on March 8, 2007 in Office Supplies

With flexible working hours becoming increasingly popular, the Home Safety Council (HSC) has issued guidance to help workers stay safe in their own home.

The HSC has claimed that office equipment and even humble office supplies can prove to be dangerous, especially if people working from home have young children with them.

As such, the safety group has said that all sharp office supplies, such as scissors and guillotines, should be kept away from desk edges and preferably be put in a drawer, where they can be kept until they are needed.

Moreover, electronic office equipment, such as printers, faxes and Paper shredders, should be switched off at the mains when not in use to limit the chances of electrocution.

On top of that, office supplies that could prove to be a choking hazard should be kept out of the reach of children, with Paperclips, thumbtacks, staples, pins and their ilk kept in secured pots or draws.

Plus, those who smoke should definitely keep ashtrays, lighters and matches locked away where they cannot pose a threat to the office environment or to you and your children.

At Paperstone, we can help you create a safe office environment with our range of safety and security products, including signs and first aid kits.

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